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Electron Tomography for novel nanostructures

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The desire to fabricate nanostructures with controlled properties has generated considerable interest in many fields such as molecular nanotechnology, electronic devices and/or heterogeneous catalysis. In particular, morphological control of nanoparticles has become increasingly important as many of their physical and chemical properties are highly shape-dependent and require an accurate characterization technique. As nanomaterials are often three-dimensional (3D) in nature, the limited-size, complexity and heterogeneity of the produced nanostructures require an accurate three-dimensional characterization technique. As such a three-dimensional technique, electron tomography has been used successfully in materials science and its application has developed rapidly over recent years enabling 3D analysis allowing a better understanding of physical-chemical properties of nanostructures. A variety of electron tomography results of a wide range of different novel nanostructures, arising from several fields of nanotechnologies, will be shown together with some recent development to enhance the tomographic characterization.

This talk is part of the Electron Microscopy Group Seminars series.

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